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Marine Biology Level 3

Open Study College
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379 GBP
English
Online courses
Professional Training

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Unit 1: Basic oceanography

  • Evaluating the history of the formation of the planets oceans
  • Concepts of plate tectonics and continental drift
  • Various chemical and physical properties of seawater
  • Role of light in the oceans
  • How oceans are zoned

Unit 2: Evolution in the oceans

  • Compare the various theories of evolution and life’s origins
  • Common methods of self-replication
  • Accepted methods of taxonomic classification of organisms
  • Compare ways in which marine organisms have adapted to life in the changing oceans

Unit 3: Transfer of energy and feeding in the oceans

  • The chemosynthetic and photosynthetic methods of harvesting energy
  • The oceans primary producers
  • Compare the different groups of phytoplankton
  • The flow of energy through food chains and food webs in the marine context
  • Different methods of feeding found amongst marine organisms

Unit 4: Tropical and polar environments

  • Distribution, structure and anatomy of coral reefs
  • Zonation of a coral reef and identify their inhabitants
  • Compare the two polar environments – The Arctic and Antarctic
  • Analyse polar organisms
  • Explain why one pole supports comparatively little life

Unit 5: The Open Ocean, the intertidal and the deep

  • Ways in which organisms move across the pelagic environment
  • The species that make the open ocean their home
  • The conditions of the intertidal zone
  • How inhabitants of shores and beaches are some of the hardiest organisms in the world
  • Sea floor and the deep ocean
  • Adaptations required to survive in on the sea floor and deep ocean

Unit 6: The future of the oceans and human impact

  • Different fishing techniques and the impact on marine life
  • The cause and impact of pollution and climate change
  • Concept of an ‘invasive’ or ‘non-native’ species and the effects this can have on an ecosystem
  • National and international policies and legislation in place to protect our oceans

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47.90 totalling 479

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